If you know me, and have seen my sewing, you know it pretty well that if I have enough fabric to make a mommy and me outfit, then I definitely will! Not only can you not find really cute mommy and son outfits in ready-to-wear, but it’s so much more fun when I get to make styles that we both love in fabrics that coordinate!
So of course when I find fun prints like this, that’s my first thought! This is the second part of my capsule wardrobe (not quite sure how many “parts” there is going to be just yet… As I mentioned, I am quite green in the world of capsule wardrobes so I am just figuring it out as I go along!)
I made my little guy a hooded tank, which is one of my favorite garments to make him because they just look so cute and grown-up! Not that I want him to grow up any faster than he already is… I used the Annelaine Sawyer pattern, which is such a fantastic pattern because it includes so many options! There’s a lot of fun additions like color blocking and hidden pocket options, though I didn’t use those this time just because I really wanted to focus on the fun variegated stripes here.
Once I got done with his hoodie, I did a bit of creative cutting and hacked the Ogden Cami in order to squeeze it into the rest of the yard of fabric that I had left. The only thing that I had to change was cutting the back piece and back lining straight across rather than in the v-back shape in order to fit the back piece. Oh, I did make the straps quite a bit longer to compensate for the lower attachment point. I usually like to show pictures of my hack process to (hopefully) allow the hack to make more sense, but this one doesn’t even need a photo, I literally just folded the back piece down at the armscye! Once the lining was pinned the the body, I just left a couple clips where the straps would attach in the back so that I could try it on and adjust them.
You can see the flat back here, though my son was holding onto the strap, you get the idea!
For this set, I used a really fun cotton jersey from Amelia Lane Designs; it has enough structure to it to work well for a hoodie, but is thin enough that we can wear it in this desert summer! And who doesn’t love variegated stripes? This set is definitely going to get a lot of wear this summer!
I want to know!! Do you like to sew/buy mommy and me outfits? And if you make them, what are your go-to patterns?